My husband has had a range of blood tests at the surgery this week as he has been feeling really out of sorts. Before she agreed to do the tests the G.P. said to him I think you look depressed (He has recently retired and she went on to say how a lot of people get like this when they retire). I said he has all the symptoms of B12 deficiency so I asked if she would test for it and she agreed and said she would do some other blood tests as well but she said again you look depressed.
I have just rang for the results and the receptionist said all results are O.K. except one which is the Biochemistry
(it had a note next to it to say 'make sure patient keeps his appt. next Monday') I then asked for his B12 result, the level is 229, the receptionist said there was not a range with it has they have all been changed. As we both use the same G.P. I think it would have been sent to the same lab and when I had B12 done the range was
180 - 1130. Even if the range has changed I think 229 is very low.
He is 62, likes a drink and for the last 6 months he has been getting the symptoms of difficulty getting up in a morning, previous to this he never had this problem, falling asleep every time he sits down, feeling down in the dumps, palpitations, numbness and tingling in one hand, a numb crawling feeling on his face and recently feeling if he is going to faint.
I am going to go with him again for his appt. on Monday but I know the G.P. will say he his in range.
Has anyone been given B12 injections with a level of 229 and would the Biochemistry result be connected to the low B12.
Any advise and thoughts greatly appreciated.